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Philosophy

 

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Lee T

 

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January 11, 2013

 

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University

 

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Even though a clock can perfectly keep time, it obviously has no free will or soul and is ruled by its function. Therefore, the ability of an animal to complete complex tasks in no way proves the existence of a soul, and shows that animals are ruled by their instincts. In other words, Descartes feels that animals are ruled by their function...
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In other words, Descartes feels that animals are ruled by their function. In addition, Descartes uses the superiority of animals in some areas to his advantage by highlighting the alteration between seemingly brilliant moves and rather stupid ones. Animals do some things skillfully, Descartes says, because they are equipped for those things with instincts that do not aid them in different circumstances...
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